FHP search for hit and run driver

CREATED Dec. 14, 2013

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SOUTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Florida Highway Patrol is searching for the driver who struck and seriously injured a Fort Myers woman Friday evening at the intersection of Cypress Lake Drive and Winkler Road.

54-year-old Debra Bonacolta was walking west on a sidewalk on the south side of Cypress Lake Drive.  A pickup truck was driving west on Cypress Lake Drive attempting to make a left turn onto Winkler Road. 

Bonacolta failed to notice the truck as she walked into the intersection where she was struck by the front of the pickup.

The driver of the dark colored pickup fled the scene before authorities could arrive.  The truck should have front end damage.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of the vehicle involved in this crash is asked to call the Florida Highway Patrol in Fort Myers at (239) 938-1800.